OREGON — The annual 4-H blue ribbon livestock auction has been set for Saturday July 31, and it is going virtual. The 4-H auction committee invites the public to support 4-H project work by bidding on a quality 4-H animal!
The auction will start at 3 p.m. online. It will feature 4-H market hogs, lambs, beef animals, goats, poultry and rabbits as well as beef, swine, lamb and goat carcasses.
Live animals may be purchased and sent to a locker or may be bought and resold at a slaughterhouse. Transportation to processing plants will be provided. A floor price will be set according to the current market trends the day of the auction. A list of current market prices will be available. Pork and lamb carcasses will be sold whole. Beef carcasses will be sold in halves.
Auction order will be: beef carcass, live beef, sheep carcass, live sheep, swine carcass, live swine, dairy basket, dairy & meat goat wethers, poultry, rabbits, beef, sheep and swine.
Auction flyers and online buyer registration are available in the Ogle County Extension Office and online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. Bidding arrangements can be made for interested parties who are unable to attend. Call 815-732-2191 for more information.